2. The Unrest in Egypt
Date: Feb. 22, 2011
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin blamed Egypt's uprising and the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak entirely on Google: "See, well, what senior managers of Google have been doing in Egypt, what kind of manipulations of the energy of the people took place there.” Igor's subliminal jab was aimed at Google executive Wael Ghonim, the Egyptian native who served as the nation's lead voice during the revolutionary protests. The company defended Ghonim's actions via Twitter, saying, "We're incredibly proud of you, @Ghonim, & of course will welcome you back when you're ready." That's a revolutionist for you.